IPE decking inherits the tree’s natural properties to make it the toughest, longest-lasting decking material available. As you can see in the many pictures on this site, IPE decks add touch of class to any outdoor space. The more you learn about IPE wood decking, the more you’ll understand why architects and designers around the world prefer it to any other option.
Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) are produced by thoroughly mixing ground wood particles and heated thermoplastic resin. The most common method of production is to extrude the material into the desired shape, though injection molding is also used. WPCs may be produced from either virgin or recycled thermoplastics including HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP, ABS, PS, and PLA. Polyethylene-based WPCs are by far the most common. Additives such as colorants, coupling agents, UV stabilizers, blowing agents, foaming agents, and lubricants help tailor the end product to the target area of application. Extruded WPCs are formed into both solid and hollow profiles. A large variety of injection molded parts are also produced, from automotive door panels to cell phone covers.